Dan Donovan (b. 1906)
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Dan Donovan (b. 1906)


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Track 1: Growing up in Bantry in the 1910s and 20s and his background associated with Whiddy Island. Track 2: The day he was arrested in Glengariff by the Auxiliaries, having an IRA membership book. Track 3: The activities of the local IRA Brigade in the area. A raid on a British gunboat. The departure of the RIC from Bantry and the takeover by the Free State forces. Track 4: Taking the Free State side, and joining the new Garda Siochána. First appointment to Sligo in 1922. Track 5: Local ambushes in the area in 1920-21.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fifth series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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7.05 MB, 24.14 MB, 12.03 MB, 17.95 MB, 6.93 MB

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Fight for Irish freedom in Bantry

Recorded by:

Marie Kelly